I changed my mind.

So, I changed my mind.

I just didn’t feel motivated about the former version of my youngest’s birthday quilt. And I just kept thinking about . . .

Dots. Spots. Circles. Everywhere. So I dug deep into my scrap bin, and out came . . .

This. And I feel so much better. Each circle, except for one very special one, is from a project I’ve worked on since I became pregnant with Mira. There are scraps of the children’s Easter outfits, scraps from an outfit I made to bring Mira home in, scraps from the booties I made for her when I was six months pregnant and just couldn’t sit still. Every piece has a story and a memory. That one special circle? It’s leftovers from the crib set I made for my first child, Mira’s doting big sister, days before she was born a little over five years ago.

Time flies, doesn’t it? And children grow up so fast. Now I just need to get this quilt sandwiched, quilted, and bound before my almost-one-year-old gets too much older. Any ideas for a quilting motif and binding color? I went to Joann’s last night but I’m still stuck. I’m headed to an actual quilt store today to see if they’ve got anything that’s . . . well . . . perfect. We shall see.


4 Responses to “I changed my mind.”

  1. 1 coco8199 April 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Your quilt is so pretty and so meaningful!

  2. 2 Julie April 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Love it, love it, love it!!!
    Pink of course is my choice for binding. I love pink. And I think little girls just shout pink.
    Your kids are so very lucky to have you for a mama.
    This quilt is VERY special!

  3. 3 Jen April 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    love the quilt. I would think you could go two ways with the binding/backing: either, go bold with a bright pink or red, or go coordinating with a pale green or blue (not sure which the background is shows green-blue on my computer screen). I think with all the cirles it might be cool to have a linear pattern (like stripes). can’t wait to see the very finished product. You are so talented!

    • 4 everydaychaos April 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

      Thanks, all! Well, I took your advice, and I went for a very, very bright reddish pink or pinkish red with white dots for the binding; it’s really such a cherry color that it’s pink in some light and red in others. It’s a 1930’s reproduction print and I’m in LOVE with 30’s reproduction prints. The backing is a multicolored polka-dot material — Spotlight, by Michael Miller, if you want to google it — and I adore it. It’s perfectly Mira. I got the quilt all sandwiched and basted last night, and my sewing machine all set to quilt it today. Now if the kids would play quietly for a few minutes. Sigh. Oh well, gonna have to wait until after bedtime!

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